Police chief gives himself ticket after accidentally parking in handicap spot

Handicapped Parking sign

A Wisconsin police officer surprised his entire department when he issued a parking ticket to someone they never expected ... himself.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke gave himself the ticket after he accidentally parked his police vehicle in a handicapped spot for a Veterans Day ceremony at a war memorial on Wednesday.

Upon arrival, Clarke claimed he instructed another officer to move his squad car to another spot.

Just as he would do to any other citizen, Clarke issued himself a parking citation. In a statement, the officer explained that what happened was "inexcusable":

A county fine for this violation is $35. But Clarke went on to explain that because the city fine is higher, he has also donated $200 to an organization that works with people with disabilities.

Clarke closed out his statement with a promise to open an internal investigation to discover why his initial order was not followed.

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